Garter snakes can be found in nearly every environment in North America, with typical boundaries ranging from the sub-Arctic plains of Canada all the way to Central America. These snakes are most common around the moist, grassy environments of the United States' east coast.
Garter snakes live almost exclusively near sources of water. As such, their numbers are less common around the arid west coast of the United States. They are very adaptable creatures and are suited to live in a variety of areas, such as forests, grassland, swamps, fields and wetlands. They have been found as far north as coastal Quebec and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.Learn More
The leopard ball python is a specific strain, or morph, within the ball python family. This specific morph is characterized by the light blotch on its heads as well as black markings on both its top and belly.Full Answer >
Sidewinder snakes vary greatly in size and weight. The smallest sidewinders weigh as little as 2 ounces; the largest weigh up to 1 pound. The three subspecies of sidewinder snakes differ mainly in size.Full Answer >
The smallest snake ever found in the world is the Barbados threadsnake, called the Leptotyphlops carlae. The snakes are only about 4 inches long.Full Answer >
Anacondas breathe through nostrils positioned just above their snouts. This placement is important to their predatory habits, as they can breathe while mostly submerged under water before sneaking up on their prey. Once in striking distance, they spring from the water to wrap around their prey and suffocate them.Full Answer >